The island

The island features stunning white sandy beaches, lush vegetation, Baobab tree forests and Mango trees. Likoma is inhabited by approx. 9000 people, who will provide you with the warmest welcome, as you stroll through the villages.


Despite its small size, Likoma island features St Peters cathedral, one of the largest churches in Africa.

If all of this isn’t enough then why not pamper yourself in the spa and let our resident masseuse work away all your aches and pains.

Voted in the top ten 'Most Romantic Places in the World' by Conde Nast and in the Tatler top 101 Hotels in the World, most recently voted ‘Most romantic safari property’ by the Safari Awards 2018 and voted Best Beach Property in Africa in the Good Safari Awards. From the pristine white sandy beach, the stunning lodge is blended in with nature and the staff recruited from the local community, there is literally nowhere else like it…..

Likoma Island is the larger of two inhabited islands on Lake Malawi, one of Africa’s largest lakes. It is also one of the deepest lakes in the world and is the most diverse fresh water eco system on the planet as well as harbouring an estimated 1000+ fish species.


The accommodations

of Kaya Mawa



at Kaya Mawa